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Louisville Basketball: Curtis Williams commits to 'Cards, Kenny Payne

Joe Tipton09/19/22
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Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice four-star recruit Curtis Williams Jr. tells On3 he has committed to Louisville.

Williams, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward, ultimately chose the Cardinals over Providence, Florida State, Alabama, and Xavier.

The Michigan native is the second player to commit to Louisville in the 2023 class, joining four-star SF Kaleb Glenn.

Williams ranks as the No. 59 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 12 small forward and the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan.

Williams breaks down his commitment to Louisville

“I chose Louisville because it felt like home,” Williams said to On3. “It gives me a good opportunity to be around great people, on and off the court. They’re going to let me play my game.”

What type of player is Louisville getting in Curtis Williams?

“The program is getting a multi-positional player that can guard one through four and score at will!”

Williams has a message for Cardinal fans.

“You’re getting a great player that’s ready to work! I can’t wait to play in the KFC YUM! Center!”

Scouting Summary

Curtis Williams is a long-armed, strong-framed wing/forward prospect. He has shooting touch with deep range. He’s around 6-foot-6 and is not afraid of the moment. Williams is a solid area rebounder and is a threat to grab and go off the boards. He is a solid athlete. There will be questions about where and who he defends and if he can slide his feet to guard on the perimeter. He will need to stay on top of his conditioning. Williams has a great frame, with long arms, and is skilled. He knocked down 1.4 threes per game on Nike’s EYBL Circuit and grabbed close to six rebounds. Williams has a great frame, with long arms, and is skilled. – On3’s Jamie Shaw, National Recruiting Analyst